About Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, Kentucky

  • In Fayette County Public Schools, we serve over 40,000 students from the Lexington metro area, and every decision we make - from the board room to the classroom - is based on doing what's best for all our students. Our dedicated employees share a common goal of providing a world-class education for each and every child, and it shows. Time and again, our students and staff members earn state and national accolades in academic, athletic, and professional arenas. We also have amazing support from our families, business community, and civic leaders who are all intent on creating a positive environment for students to learn and succeed. 

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A history lesson

  • The Guy S. Potts Building at 701 E. Main St. housed FCPS district offices from 1970 through 2020. When it opened in 1928 as Henry Clay High School, it was the largest city high school in Lexington. After Henry Clay moved to Fontaine Road, the Main Street facility was renovated for district offices and renamed for Potts, the superintendent from 1961 to 1984.